Well...back in the stone age when I was racing...after Fred Flintstone helped me carve out my first set of Motomags...I raced at plenty of different tracks. Some good, some not so good.
I raced at tracks that were layed out today so we could race tomorrow. I raced at a track with a flat flag start and 'A' cone that marked the first turn and 'A' cone that marked the second turn. I was infinitely fortunate to have raced at a track we called Yarnell where the pre-race ritual was as we walked the track we kicked away the big rocks and what was left was the 'moto' in bicycle moto cross.
I feel I was so fortunate to have raced on so many different kinds of tracks. Flat tracks, downhills, singletrack (Hollyfield) and some I swear were uphill. But everyone was a challenge in it's own right. And whatever that challenge was, we all had to deal with it. Some seemed unfair for that one person who drew the wrong gate lane. (watch out for that mattress on the tree in the first turn)
But that was racing...
...unlike the well groomed surfaces (even paved) tracks of today where it seems every track is layed out like the one I was at last weekend.
...and like Fred Flintstone, I'm just a re-run of a by gone era. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif
) I'll keep my memories and you can have your street tires.